Mar 8, 2012
can you tell me wat happens when you have aids
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi A person is given an AIDS diagnosis when the CD4 cells go below 200. What has happened is the virus has done its job and has depleted the immune system. And now the person living with HIV has acquired an immune system that has become deficient. (AIDS) The ability to fight off infections is impaired. When someone loses the battle to HIV they don't die from HIV/AIDS they die from consequences from having an immune system that doesn't work well anymore. They get an opportunistic infection that is difficult to fight off with an immune system that is deficient. Pneumonia, cancer and other infections, bacteria or virus are what cause problems. If someone gets on medication and in good care, the immune system is supported and folks can live long happy and healthy lives.
Hope this helps, be well and stay safe, Shannon
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